Over the last 20 years or so, surfing has become a lot more popular in the U.S. than it used to be. At the turn of the century, there were about 1.8 million people who surfed on a regular basis. More recently, that number jumped up to over 2.5 million.
If you enjoy surfing, you might want to consider incorporating your love for the sport into your next birthday celebration. As long as you live relatively close to a surfing hotspot, you can throw an awesome surf party for you and all your family and friends.
Check out how to host an amazing surf birthday party below.
Find the Right Place to Hold Your Surf Party
Is there a place where you like to go to surf in your area? That might serve as the perfect place to hold your surf party.
Ideally, your surf party is going to feature a lot of surfing. And in order to get people out into the water, you’re going to have to provide them with a great place to catch some waves.
Look for a spot that will work well both for those who surf all the time and those who are going to be surfing for the first time. This will ensure that everyone at your surfing themed party is able to have a terrific time.
Pick the Right Time to Stage Your Party
In addition to thinking about where you’re going to hold your surf party, you should also think about when the best time to hold it would be.
Your party is obviously going to call for people to get wet to some degree. Therefore, you probably don’t want to hold it in the middle of the week when people can’t afford to let loose and get into the water.
Instead, you should look for a nice Saturday or Sunday afternoon at a time of the year when it tends to be nice outside. You aren’t going to be able to guarantee a nice day weather-wise. But you will increase your chances of holding your party on a nice day by picking the right day and time to stage your surf birthday party.
Send out Surf-Themed Invitations
Once you have a place, day, and time for your party all picked out, you can throw together some invitations for it. Look around for surf-themed invitations that will let people know the theme for your party right from the start.
Assuming there is going to be actual surfing at your party, you should let people know to bring along a towel and some sunscreen on your invitations. You should also let them know that they don’t have to surf at your party if they don’t want to. It’ll encourage them to come out to your party regardless of whether or not they want to surf during it.
Pick Up Surf-Related Decorations
When you’re at the store picking up surf-themed invitations for your birthday party, you should throw some surf-related decorations into your shopping cart as well. There are all kinds of cool surfing party supplies that you can pick up for the party.
Try to buy things like:
- “Surf’s Up!” plates, bowls, and cups
- Surfboard garland
- Inflatable palm trees, surfboards, and beach balls
If you’re going to throw a surf party, you should go all out for it. These party supplies will really sell your party and give it a definitive look and feel.
Come Up With the Right Menu
People are going to work up quite the appetite when they’re attending your surf party. After an hour or so out on the water, they’re going to get hungry and look for something that will fill them up.
You should put together a great menu for them to enjoy. You might want to think about bringing a couple of grills out to your party so that you can cook things like hamburgers, hot dogs, summer sausages, and more.
Get Your Hands on the Best Surfing Equipment
If everyone who is going to be at your party surfs on a regular basis, you might not have to worry about bringing in surfing equipment for people to use. But if not everyone surfs, it’s going to be a different story as you’ll need to provide at least some surfing equipment for people.
Some spare surfboards are a must. So are things like goggles and wetsuits. Try to have at least one wetsuit for men and one wetsuit for women on hand just in case anyone needs to use one.
Plan to Provide Plenty of Other Fun Activities for Partygoers
You’re likely going to spend most of your time at your party surfing. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t plan some other fun beach activities, too.
It wouldn’t be a bad idea to set up a volleyball net so that people can get in a game of beach volleyball if they want. It also wouldn’t be a bad idea to have things like boogie boards on hand so that people can get into the water without having to take a surfboard out.
Start Planning Out the Perfect Surf Party for Your Birthday Today
If surfing is your passion, you probably already spend as much time as you can on your surfboard. So why not spend your birthday celebration on your surfboard, too?
As you can see, it’s simple enough to plan out a great surf party for your birthday. You can make your birthday party unique and ensure that everyone has a fantastic time at it by following the steps laid out there.
Would you like to get some tips on planning other types of birthday parties, either for yourself or for one of your children? Take a look at the informative articles on our blog to find more tips that will help you throw the perfect birthday party for almost anyone.